Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Think of the poor toeless wombats

Hello there! Merry Christmas everyone! I figured I should probably share what I got in my secret santa swap that we did in the FGF Insanity group on ravelry. Zortified sent me my package, and I LOVE IT! I'm so sad though. I sent my package to my person a little late because I was sick... and she went on vacation before she got it. :(

But anyway, here's what I got. A skein of Lorna’s laces (that’s the yellow. sock. yarn. I love yellow. I’m so in love), a skein of elizabeth lavold silky tweed in like a jean color but it’s got a little green tint to it? lol and a ball of sugar and creme, and a skein of sirdar denim tween in like a pink granite variegated color AND a skein of handpainted sock weight yarn but it’s handwash only so no socks, but it’s like a green and brown and…. it’s really pretty and soooo SOFT I felt it and I went *gasp* lol. There was also a package of pink beads, a package of magnetic beads which are awesome, a bar of Pike Place Espresso Dark Chocolate… yes, it’s still here, it’s not in my belly. Yet. I’m gonna save that for a bad day. :) AND a little handmade bag which I love that had stitch markers in it! They’re little fall leaves. I love them, so pretty. And a card that says “Not listening!” Which is totally me! Did I get spoiled or what? Thanks again Zort! :)

For Christmas, I made my Sister-in-Law Nancy a Wisp, but just simple, without the buttonholes or buttons. Just a simple scarf. It's so pretty and soft and I ALMOST couldn't give it to her. Here it is all finished. Sorry the picture color is a little weird, but the scarf color is accurate.

The yarn is Malabrigo Lace, and the needles were size 8 straights. I made it just a little over 5 feet long. I LOVE this yarn. Oh, it took less than half a skein. So little yarn.

My mother in law got me this yarn for Christmas. It's supposed to be sock yarn but it's more like a light sport weight. It's from Alaska. The yarn is called Marvelous Merino and the color is Dark Winter Nights. I love it. So so pretty.

She also got me a bank, yes a bank, that has balls of yarn on it and says "Knitting Money." It's very cute.

Then last night and today I made one of these paper snowflakes. It's HUGE. Here it is.

So pretty. The only problem is my blue glue didn't dry clear like it was supposed to. So... there are blue spots on it which really stinks.

Have a good holiday everyone!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Take your wombat toes every day to keep the crazy away

Hey you guys! Long time no see. Sorry it's been so long, but I've had a bad month. I've had those headaches for a while, and they were really bad until like, a week ago. Then I got sick. We went to this thing called Jingle Ball on Wednesday, and stood outside in like for almost 4 hours. That was a mistake. So got either bronchitis or pneumonia. So I went to the doctor and he gave me antibiotics. Which made me feel worse at first, but I'm feeling better now, even though my cough started to come back. I also think it helped with the headaches. Or I would if I didn't have a headache right now... lol anyway, enough whining, eh? Want to see some things I've made in the past... month?? Holy crap. Lots of stuff to share. Where to start...

First of all, I did a test knit for my friend Tracy of her fingerless gloves "Twist of Elegance."

The yarn is knit picks swish dk in Jade and Grain heather, I used a size 4 circular and did them with magic loop. I love these, a lot, but they're a little too small for me. Soooo I decided to send them to my secret santa partner! I'm sending that out tomorrow. Yeah, it was supposed to go out a while ago but... come on guys, I've been sick, give me a break. :) Anyway... To send off with these I decided to make a tiny turtle! Omg I am in love with him. My secret santa had better be glad I like her a lot because he almost didn't get sent out.

Isn't he so cute! I went down a needle size to get him right. He's so imperfect. His legs are all wonky, and not even with each other, his head is crooked... but I love him anyway.

I actually had to manipulate his legs to get him to stand up right, cause he's a little head heavy.

I also finished Emmy's elephant... except... well... I lost his head. *sad face* So... here's his body!

And... yeah... that's just really sad. I think I'm going to have to suck it up and make a new head. Which is a weird sentence.

I also made my sister in laws both Christmas presents. One is a stripey hat...

Pattern out of my head. I used this tutorial for jogless stripes.

I also wanted to talk about my swap package I got but... next time? Also next time, the other SIL's present, my nephew's socks, other nephews fingerless gloves... yup, there's catchin up to do. :)